Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy – Winter Training Arrangements 2015

Here are the winter training session times and venue for winter training for members of the Greenwich Juniors Cricket Academy. Please read carefully, as there are changes in timings and groups from last year’s arrangements.
GJCA

NOTE: This notice is for all youngsters in Greenwich DDG – those playing for clubs other than GJCA are also welcome to attend these sessions, without obligation, while continuing to play for their other clubs.

This, for example, may be useful if your club’s regular training session is difficult for you to attend.

All Years up to and including Year 8At Avery Hill, starting Sunday 18 January 2014 to 29 March 2014 inclusive, (11 sessions in total)

We split up the age groups, in order to give more age-specific coaching, as follows:
U7s to U9s (Years 2, 3, 4) – 1.00 to 2.00pm
U10s and U11s (Years 5 and 6) – 2.00pm to 3.30pm
U12s and U13s (Years 7 and 8) – 3.30 to 5.00pm
Price: £6 per session, or £50 season ticket
if paid with Annual Subscription (includes all Summer Training and Matches):
U9 and below (Years 2, 3 and 4): £90 (£100 if paid separately)
U10,  U11, U12, U13 (Years 5, 6, 7 and 8): £110 (£125 if paid separately)
Summer Subscriptions include a voucher for a cricket shirt which can be redeemed at our partner clothing site
Please note: if you have difficulty with delivering and collecting siblings, we will make every effort to accommodate them in multiple sessions.Please contact Len Sales if you have any questions specific to the coaching programme on lensale5_2k@yahoo.com or 07814 004396.

Years 9 and 10This year, the Old Colfeians U15 and U16 sides will be operated instead by Greenwich Juniors, providing continuity from the U13 teams. Alex Lorimer remains part of the coaching team. The winter indoor coaching sessions will take place from 8.30 to 10pm on Wednesday evenings, starting Wednesday 14 January until Wednesday 1 April (inclusive) – 12 sessions in total.

Fee is £6 per session or £60 season ticket
if paid with Annual Subscription (includes all Summer Training and Matches):

£120 (£135 if paid separately)
Summer Subscriptions include a voucher for a cricket shirt which can be redeemed at our partner clothing site

Venue

Avery Hill – The Avery Hill Campus of Greenwich University, Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2UG
The multi-purpose sports hall on the Southwood Site is approached via Avery Hill Road. Enter via the gatehouse and make your way round the back to the last car park – the rear of the sports hall is then ahead of you. The sports hall is a large, curved, blue-grey building and the entrance is round to the left, as you look from the car park.
Directions to site: http://tinyurl.com/32k5wx
Please feel to be contact me if you have any questions regarding the above. Email is best, but if your enquiry is urgent, you are welcome to try the mobile.
Clothing and Equipment

Our clothing partner is Kalibazaar, who supply Surridge clothing through an online portal.

Our equipment partner is Cook and Matthews, High Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5AQ
Phone: 020 8467 6633

Greenwich District Cricket Development (DDG) Summer Holiday Courses 2014

SUMMER HOLIDAY CRICKET AND MULTI-SPORT COURSES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Daily from Monday 21 July to Friday 29 August at John Roan Playing Fields

*Please note that these courses are primarily aimed at a primary school audience (Year 6 2013-14 school year and below); however, they are also suitable for beginners in Years 7 and 8. The courses are available to all children – you do not have to be a Greenwich resident.
DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM HERE (PDF)

Each week also contains a half-day module for children aged 7 and below (Year 2 and below). Some 6 and 7 year-olds may be accepted on the full-day course at the discretion of the coaches.

You may book any combination of weeks or individual days, and relevant discounts apply.

Pre- and post-course care is available if (and only if) pre-booked, from 8am until 6pmaccording to demand (normally a minimum of 2 on any day). 

Venue Details:
· John Roan School Sports Field; Kidbrooke Park Road, London SE3 9NF

All courses are held OUTDOORS so please bring appropriate clothing

Courses are in three segments:

  1. Half–day (for 4 to 7 year-olds): 9.30am to 12.30am (Price Band A)
  2. Full-day (for 7 years and above): 9.30am to 3.30pm (Price Band B)
  3. Pre- and Post-Care Options: 8am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 6pm (Price Band C) – PRE-BOOKED ONLY
    Day care is only available in the morning for half-day attendees, who must still be collected at 12.30pm.
    All day care must be booked in advance when pre-booking.
MULTI-SPORTS: Attendees may choose from a cricket-only or multi-sports option. The multi-sports option will comprise cricket, football and tennis modules, arranged according to demand.

Wet weather arrangements: We make every effort not to cancel a day in the event of inclement weather, coaches may vary the programme. On very wet days, football training may be offered as an alternative to cricket, or occasionally cancelled altogether;  attendees may then attend on an alternative day or course instead. On such daysthose who have booked in advance will be sent as early as possible a text message (SMS) to the mobile number(s) provided on the application form.

Price Bands:

A (4-7 year olds half day):               Full Price: £20 per day if not pre-booked
Pre-booking discounted prices:        £12 per day, £45 for 4 days, £50 for 5 days

B: (7-13 year olds full day):             Full Price: £30 per day if not pre-booked
Pre-booking discounted prices:        £22.50 per day, £70 for 4 days, £80 for 5 days.

C: (Pre- and post-care):                   add £20 per day or £70 per week, only available if pre-booked

Pre-Booking:
Pre-booking is strongly encouraged as it helps us plan the number of coaching staff we require on each day. To qualify for pre-booking rates, application forms and payments must reach us by First Post the preceding Friday. Otherwise full price will be charged on the day, and no discounts will be allowed.

Concessionary prices are available for hardship cases and larger families, provided booking is in advance. Please contact us for details.

Siblings: we offer a 20% discount for siblings, on the pre-booked prices only

PLEASE RETURN THE ENCLOSED FORM WITH YOUR PAYMENT TO:
(It will save time, even if paying on the day, to complete the form in advance)

Andy Pye, Treasurer, DDG, PO Box 376, Blackheath, London SE3 8BE
Tel: 07808 137 312        Email: andy@andypye.com

Please make cheques payable to DDG (or District Development Group).

For those wishing to pay online, the details are as follows:
Account: Greenwich District Development Group
Sort Code: 20-98-57
Account Number: 60100048
Please ensure that your payment is clearly identified

Please note that returning the form guarantees acceptance on the course and we will not routinely send out an acknowledgement. We will contact you if there are any problems.

Please contact me (email preferred!) for any further information, or if you have difficulty downloading the form.

Andy Pye
07808 137312
andy@andypye.com

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Clarification of position for all-day courses for 6 and 7 year olds

We have had several enquiries regarding acceptance of children aged 6 and 7 onto our all-day courses.

The position is as follows: we are bound by Ofsted rules. In particular we cannot accept children under 5 for more than four hours per day

Acceptance of children aged between 5 and 8 on all-day courses is at the discretion of the coaches. The safety of the kids is always our main priority.
We will normally accept 7 year olds on full-day courses, but it is subject to them being sufficiently robust and attentive not to present a hazard to.themselves or to other members of the group. We would take the same view with a 6 year old, but obviously the chance of us having to press the “recall button” would be higher – hence we do not advertise the all-day courses for this age group. This might depend on external factors, such as how many in the age group we had for a particular course, or even the external weather conditions.
So do register 6 and 7 year-olds for all-day courses, but be aware that there is a chance that we may have to cancel the booking, or only accept the child for the morning session.,You should be prepared to make alternative arrangements at short notice should things not work out as you and we hope.

No children aged 5 or under are permitted to attend for more than four hours per day.

Andy Pye

07808 137312

Our mailing address is:

Greenwich Cricket Ltd

PO Box 376

Blackheath, London SE3 8BE

United Kingdom

Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy (boys aged 4 to 13, girls aged 4 to 15)

What does “U11” mean?

A number of you have got in touch querying what is meant by U11 (or U8 or U13, etc).

When we refer to an U11, we mean someone whose eleventh birthday was/is on or after 1 September of the current school year.

So anyone whose eleventh birthday is after 31 August 2013 is an U11, even if their actual calendar age is 11.

In cricket, because the cricket season is towards the end of the school year, it means that most U11s are actually already 11 – and that is what causes the confusion.

So an U11 is anyone whose eleventh birthday falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Normally, this means people in School Year 6 (as long as they are not studying above or below their normal school year group)

Similarly an U10 would be a Year 5 (tenth birthday falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

and so on

Where can I find the fixtures?

For those who are likely to be playing in the U11A, U11B, U11C, U13A, U13B, and U13C teams, you can go to our Play-Cricket site and find the fixture dates.

(1) Go to http://www.gjca.play-cricket.com
(2) Select Matches->Fixtures
(3) Set Time/Date, and Team (eg 2014 Season, U13A)
(4) Apply Filters

You should get a print-out of the fixtures.

Some players may end up playing in more than one team during the season, so if you are interested in seeing all the fixtures, then I have downloaded my Excel (xlsx format) spreadsheet here. The ones in BLUE haven’t been arranged yet. It also doesn’t include Girls’ Games, which are arranged separately.

This web site is also where you can go to look at Results and Personal Statistics, and we also use this site to manage Player Registrations with the North Kent Junior League. Once matches are underway, you can also see the live tables.

The web site is a bit of a building site at present, because the ECB has launched a new version of Play Cricket over the winter, but the underlying statistical system is very good.

We’ll tidy it up as time permits, but as always, any offers of volunteer help on this would be very welcome.

Contacts

  • U11 – Graeme Moir 07759 357600
  • U13 – Len Sales 07814 004396
  • General Admin – Andy Pye andy@andypye.com
  • Girls – Elvira (07598 128262) and Peter 07835 093250) Bagge
  • Welfare – Graeme Moir (as above) and Jo Pye (020 8856 2986)

Latest Greenwich District Squads Announced

The latest U10, U12 and U14 squads have been selected and are now able to view in their district cricket pages.

There are now 29 U10s, 41 U12s and 30 U14s who will train throughout the spring to try and claim their place in the final playing squads.

The U10s train at Thomas Tallis every Monday evening, with both the U12s and the U14s training at Avery Hill Sports Centre on a Wednesday and a Friday respectively.

Well done to all the boys selected for spring training and good luck on your selection for the summer playing squads.